Grant Thornton bolsters risk consulting with senior Big Four recruits

04 March 2024 2 min. read
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Grant Thornton has boosted its risk consulting division in Sydney and Melbourne with three new senior recruits, the trio together bringing more than five decades worth of Big Four experience. 

Professional services firm Grant Thornton has recruited former Big Four leaders Prakash Wilson and Leona Goh as partners in its risk consulting division out of Sydney and Melbourne.

The firm also noted the earlier boost to its risk consulting practice with the arrival of Max Tan as a director at the beginning of the year, with Tan also bringing Big Four experience.

Grant Thornton bolsters risk consulting with senior Big Four recruits

“We have a significant opportunity to continue to build our market share in the risk sector by providing premium internal audit, risk management, technology risk, and financial crime services to our clients,” national risk consulting lead partner Jarrod Lean said of the new additions. “They were drawn to our values and welcoming culture and are most importantly dedicated to the growth of risk consulting.”

Prakash Wilson
Commencing at Grant Thornton in Sydney from the start of May, Wilson has been with KPMG for more than a decade, most recently serving as audit, assurance and risk consulting lead partner for the Big Four firm’s education and NSW government business. Prior to joining KPMG in 2011, Wilson also spent time with Ernst & Young, altogether amassing more than 20 years of industry experience.

“I have a deep understanding of the public and higher education sectors and what’s required to ensure change and improvements are practical and sustainable,” Wilson stated.

“Clients need to know they have a risk consulting partner they can trust by bringing together specialist capability, tailoring the solution to the specific client needs, and taking a hands-on approach to delivering results.”

Leona Goh
Goh has meanwhile joined Grant Thrornton’s risk consulting team as a partner in Melbourne, crossing after 16 years with PwC, where she was a director focused on internal audit and a variety of risk and assurance services for the financial services sector.

She also previously served as a member of the executive management team of PwC’s assurance development graduate program Base Camp.

Max Tan
Grant Thornton also noted the recruitment of higher education specialist Max Tan, who joined the firm as a risk consulting director in Sydney in mid-January after departing KPMG last year.

Prior to his four and a half years as a director at KPMG, Tan spent the best part of two decades at Deloitte, joining in 2001 and gaining earlier internal audit and risk management in the FMCG and manufacturing sectors.